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We support community groups taking the lead in bringing out the vote.  Since 2014 their results have been dramatic.

Photo by Karen Smul

Learning how to educate and register voters at Phipps Neighborhoods

Leveraging communities to maximize their voting power.


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Nonprofit Nonpartisan Power

Includes Permissible Election Activities, Federal Funding Dos and Don'ts and HIPPA and Civic Engagement at Health Centers

Resources for Voters

Includes NYS Voting Facts, Election Timeline, How to Research candidates and sharable social media graphics

Resources for Staff

Includes FAQs about Voter Registration and NYS Elections. Sample Email Reminders to Vote, Trainings on NYS Elections and Political Education Discussion Guides

Why Ongoing Power Building Matters and How Every Nonprofit Can Do It
By Louisa Hackett and Mohan Sikka  
Published In Nonprofit Quarterly

"Our partnership with

Community Votes provided Riis with a clear and compelling way to achieve our mission of acting as a catalyst for change.” 

  Chris Hanway, Executive Director

  Jacob A. Riis Settlement Neighborhood Settlement


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